Feb 252015

Friday 6th March is World Book Day.  Pupils should come to school dressed as their favourite book character that day.  Pupils will be given a competition to take part in this Friday and prizes will be given out at the World Book Day assembly on Friday 6th March.

Our annual Book Fayre will begin on Monday 9th March.  The book stalls will be open during the day and after school for pupils to buy books.  Each year we are able to pick a large number of books for classes and the school library from the commission made. 

We would like to thank you in advance for your support with this.

Rag Bag Collection

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Feb 252015

Our Eco Committee have organised a Rag Bag collection.  Yesterday the distributed bags to the pupils.  If you have clothing, shoes, handbags or other items you wish to recycle, please fill the bags and return to the school office.  Rag Bag is a textile recycling company and we recieve funds for the school for each bag that is returned.

Thank you for your support.

Feb 172015

 Mrs Baxter will be attending our assembly before the end of term to issue awards to pupils who have been selected by coaches, teachers and volunteers to receive the award. Pupils have been chosen due to their excellent sportsmanship, determination and respect for others and the leaders whilst at the clubs. Awards will be issued to pupils who have also excelled in the sport/ activity.

Feb 172015

Tri-Athlon event- Wednesday 25th February 2015.

 Around 25 Pupils have been attending every week a Tri-athlon club at Woodfarm high. They have been training hard and have been getting fitter every week. Over the past 5 weeks they have been training towards a mini Tri-athlon event which will be held in Woodfarm High on Wednesday 25th February 4-5pm. Medals will be given out to 1st,2nd and 3rd places.

Feb 172015

New  Primary Table Tennis Club: P5-P7


Mrs Baxter has organised a new Table Tennis club for all pupils in Primary 5-7. The club is part of Woodfarm’s legacy of the Commonwealth Games which aims to encourage our pupils to participate in sport in turn leading a healthier lifestyle. The club will run on Monday’s at Woodfarm High School from 4.45pm-5.45pm. Mr Merriman a P.E teacher from Woodfarm will lead the club. Table Tennis is extremely popular in Woodfarm with many pupils attending the after school club and playing in tournaments. We are sure our primary pupils will enjoy the experience.

Ski Programme 2015

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Jan 222015

Ski Programme 2015


A reminder to all parents that the ski programme starts the week beginning Monday 26th January 2015. This is for 5 weeks and your child will have received a confirmation letter and consent form to say they have a place and what night to attend ( Monday, Tuesday or Thursday).  Please remember we need the consent forms back before the sessions start. Payment is made on the night you attend to the Glasgow Ski Centre, Bellahouston.. We hope everyone has a great time and enjoys learning and developing their ski skills.

After School Clubs

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Jan 222015

After school Clubs


The after school programme has started this week. Our after school clubs within our school have had great numbers and we are pleased that so many children have signed up to enjoy something active. Please remember if your child cannot attend the club one week please inform the school or Mrs Baxter.  Mrs Baxter has also organised many cluster clubs that have started this week all held at Woodfarm High school. Primary 3 & 4 Table Tennis started on Monday with around 20 children attending. Tri-athlon club for primary 6 & 7s started on Wednesday. This club has proved to be very popular. Children will take part in a mini event at the end of the block. Volleyball for P6/7 started on Thursday and this is now in its 3rd term due to the huge demand for it. Well done to all our pupils for  trying something new and signing up for the clubs. Mrs Baxter will issue awards to children at the end of the term for attendance and for the special coaches award to selected pupils.

Jan 132015

 There are lots of new and exciting opportunities this year for all our pupils to be involved in sport and physical activity.  Marie Baxter ( Active School Co-ordinator) has organised many after school clubs that will run in our school as well as clubs that will be held at Woodfarm High School.There are lots of new clubs at Thornliebank this term some include;, Netball, Hockey, Fun Fitness, Football, Basketball and Badminton.   We have lots of staff taking clubs as well as local sports coaches. Many parents also volunteer to assist the coaches as well. We appreciate everyone’s input to making our after school programme fully comprehensive. The Young Leaders in P7 will also be leading a club as part of their assessment.

Many clubs are also running outside the school for our pupils. Mrs Baxter our Active School Co-ordinator works closely with Woodfarm P.E department and we have been lucky to offer our children lots of clubs that we could not facilitate. This term there is a Tri-Athlon club & Volleyball club for P6/7 and a Table Tennis club for P3/4 and P5-7. The P.E teachers from Woodfarm will take the clubs and the sports on offer are delivered during P.E so it is a great opportunity for our primary pupils to get a taster and learn the skills involved in each sport.

 The Ski programme has proved to be very popular this year. Over 90 children across the 3 primary schools have signed up.  We are very fortunate that Mrs Baxter organises this for our pupils as it has been a huge hit over the past 3 years.  The ski programme starts week beginning Monday 26th January 2015 and will run over 3 different nights; Monday, Tuesday and Thursdays at Bellahouston Ski Centre. Many pupils who attended the ski programme who are now at Woodfarm recently visited Austria with the school on a ski trip. The pupils who attend the primary ski lessons will be invited to a fun ski session at the end of the block and parents can attend as well. Letters will be issued nearer the time.

 If you would like to volunteer at any of the clubs or events please contact the school office or Marie Baxter for more information.

Jan 122015

Our next Parent Council Meeting is at 1.30pm this Wednesday (14th January).  It will be held in the school.  Please come along.

Jan 072015

Registering Your Child for Primary 1 for August 2015

East Renfrewshire Council has set up one week when you should register your son or daughter at your local primary school for school education in East Renfrewshire. You must register at your catchment school, even if you intend to make a placing request to another school or to defer your place and keep your son or daughter at home for another year.

If you intend to educate your child privately or at home you should still register at your local catchment school.

You may choose to enrol your son or daughter in either the local denominational or local non denominational school. This choice will determine the secondary school to which your child will transfer.

If he or she is aged five between 1 March 2015 and the end of February 2016 you should go along to the primary school between 1.30 and 3.30 any day during the week of Monday 12 January to Friday 16 January 2015.

You should bring your son or daughter’s birth certificate, your child benefit statement, a copy of your current council tax notice, and mortgage statement or rental agreement. The school can also accept, Driving Licence, Utility Bill or Bank Statement if the child benefit statement is unavailable.